Second Place: Cabell Childress, Cabell Childress Group
Third Place: Catherine Ham, Keller Williams Realty
He didn't start in real estate. Taylor Steele graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in social work, moved to Washington in search of a job and wound up as a personal trainer. "I worked out a lot and someone at the gym told me I should become a personal trainer," he says. "I'll do anything that takes exercise and not getting tackled!" After a few years he wound up back in Richmond, working for the family real estate business, Virginia Realty and Relocation, where his father, brother, mother and wife now work. His specialty? The entire region. "I probably do a little more in the West End in the city," Steele says, but he's been known to branch out a bit. "I've sold houses in Hopewell and Hanover."